Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Imperial/Double IPA
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Serve in Shaker, Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 1384   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   IBU: 150   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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Bottle: Filtered. Cask: Unfiltered.
Also sold as Tesco Finest American Double IPA
Ingredients: Maris Otter, Crystal malt, Caramalt; Centennial, Columbus, Simcoe hops. Dry Hops: Centennial, Columbus, Simcoe. IBU 150
This Imperial India Pale Ale Rocks... Hardcore! But don’t feel obliged to take our word for it, this little bottle has a grandiloquent story to tell.
2,204 malted Maris Otter grains gave all they had to offer the world to provide the robustly delicate toffee malt canvas for the ensuing epic.
4 Hop Cones willingly sacrificed themselves in fiery cauldron that is our brew kettle to ensure your mouth is left feeling punished and puckering for more.
9,900,000,000 yeast cells frantically fermented their little hearts out as the sugars were magically turned into alcohol in the dark depths of our fermentation tanks.
2 humans and 1 canine companion are relatively happy with the results
Note this is for the new petrol blue coloured labels with white lettering, which is 9.2%. Ratings for the older bottles with with bright blue label and black lettering should go under the first edition.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
japi (125) - Neubrandenburg, GERMANY - MAY 25, 2012
An amber coloured beer with a big, two or three finger head, but it’s early almost disappeared. Very complex flavours! It has a piney, fruity, floral and citrus aroma. The taste is a little bit sweet and fruity, first. But then the alpha acids come and kick your mouth. It has brutal bitterness. Love it! The texture is oily, the body is full.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reid (2033) - Salem, Oregon, USA - MAY 24, 2012
11.2oz bottle from "Lifesource" Salem $3.39 Nice darker burnt orange colured body with a good sized (1cm) head..its off white in colour. Great wafts of spicy,resiny hops greet the nose..some semi-sweet citrus aspects also.Great Taste is somewhat the same maybe sweeter than expected,slight but pleasing alcohol taste. Rather odd in the mouth in that the carbonation is very low and what there is gives a silky smooth texture..almost bottle conditioned! Good stuff and from my old neck of the woods

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sask89 (474) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - MAY 21, 2012
Pours a nice clear ruby red colour with a creamy off-white head. Aroma is of toffee and caramel with plenty of floral and citrus hops. Taste is mildly sweet, but quickly gives way to a robust bitterness. Medium body, nice carbonation, smooth and creamy mouth feel. Overall an excellent Double IPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ElDesmadre (2018) - Mikołów, POLAND - MAY 21, 2012
Bottle. Reddish brown with a frothy head. What a tropical hop-bomb this is! Citrusy, floral, with mango, pineapple and pine, all with a solid, caramelly-malty base underneath. Full, oily body complemented by oily hops caressing the palate. Light sweetness balancing the very strong bitterness. Some alcoholic warmth in the finish, well integrated into the noble bitterness, that is additionally balanced by the solid, chewy body of this brew. Floral-tropical-hoppy taste with a floral-piney-earthy aftertaste. Finally a beer that manages to live up to its hype entirely!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PatBateman81 (178) - Caserta, ITALY - MAY 20, 2012
Bottle 33 cl @ Karhisma Birroteca (Piedimonte Matese, Caserta - Italy). Pours a lively rusty orange, almost clear and with a beautiful-to-look-at white head. Aroma is undoubtely Centennial, filled with citrus, grapes, tropical fruits, caramel, icing sugar, grass. Body is medium to full, a classic Brewdog malt taste you could feel also in 5 A.M. Saint, just doubled in strength. This is heaven and hell, since you could get bored from this mark. Soft carbonation, good. Great white grapes and grapefruit contribution, caramel is heavy but not overrides everything. Finish is dry, among pink grapefruit and resin. Really dry, last long and satisfies palate. Well, in my opinion there are many better european DIPA than that (some examples: Djævlebryg OriginAle, Nogne #100, Haandbryggeriet Fyr or Flamme), but, in reference to massive-distribution or big names, Hardcore IPA is the european answer to Great Divide Hercules or Founders Double Trouble. And is a good answer indeed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yiannnos (1016) - , CYPRUS - MAY 18, 2012
Deep copper colour. Aroma of piney and citrus hops. Taste is malty, hoppy and somewhat bitter.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
davidmg (49) - SPAIN - MAY 13, 2012
espectacular. sobresaliente en aroma, paladar y retrogusto. carbonatacion perfecta. toque duce y final amargo

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
CanCrusher (721) - Ilirska Bistrica, SLOVENIA - MAY 11, 2012
Amber-cooper clear colour, with small light brown head, that goes in a perfect lacing. Very intensive aroma of exotic fruits like grapefruit and mango, dry fruits, caramel malts. Oily, heavy bitter. Alcohol is present, but not cruical. Beer for my taste. Attack on my sensess, making need for more! Awsome!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jdpeebs (687) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 10, 2012
Bottle. All i can say is WOW. Big on all counts, malt. hops and alcohol. If you like full on bitter beer than this is for you.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
minihame2 (258) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 3, 2012
Amber coloured, thin white head. Strong aroma with toffee. Nice thick body. Mouthfeel and taste is really good. Medium bitterness. I like this one.

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